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Living Through Dying:

The Spiritual Experience of Saint Paul

By Douglas Dales

Living Through Dying

Living Through Dying:

The Spiritual Experience of Saint Paul

By Douglas Dales

An examination of the autobiographical passages in Paul's letters, showing his experience of entering into the dying and rising of Christ.

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ISBN: 9780718828981

Specifications: 234x153mm, 120pp

Published: June 1994


In this beautifully written study, Douglas Dales examines the autobiographical passages in St. Paul's letters, notably II Corinthians, in the light of the continuing spiritual experience and language of the church, to ascertain the saint's own experience of entering into the dying and rising of Christ. This phenomenon is related to certain aspects of other New Testament writings, especially early Christian attitudes to the passages about suffering in the Old Testament, and the testimony of the Apostolic Fathers.

Douglas Dales aims to address the question: "What makes a church a place where the experience of living through dying may be realised?", and concludes his study with a call to the modern church in the West to pursue afresh the steps of the saints.

This book takes us back to the heart of that mystery which has been worked out in so many different circumstances. It tells of the mystery of Christ and the cross, above all, as it is expounded in the writings of Saint Paul. From the Foreword by The Revd Canon A.M. Allchin

Foreword by The Revd Canon A.M. Allchin
Bibliographical Notes

1. The way – I
2. The way – II
3. The way – III
4. Finding the way
5. The vision
6. The Body
7. The call

Appendix: 2 Corinthians

Douglas Dales was educated at St Dunstan's College, London, and was a scholar of Christ Church, Oxford: he holds degrees in history and theology. He is a parish priest in two parishes, and is Chaplain and Head of Religious Studies at Marlborough College. He is married with three children, and lives in Marlborough.

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